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2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - SAN FRANCISCO

TWO SEGMENTS OF THE HOLLAND AMERICA'S, MS AMSTERDAM CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD - NEW ZEALAND TO GREECE


View 2011 H&A - NEW ZEALAND TO RED SEA on hasbeen's travel map.

A STOP OFF IN SAN FRANCISCO TO START

OR MORE EXACTLY, PACIFICA. JUST A BIT SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO

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BUT THAT IS GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF A BIT.

IT STARTED WTH A MAJOR SNOW STORM IN OTTAWA.
FRIENDS HAD KINDLY OFFERED A LIFT TO THE AIRPORT BUT I SUSPECT THEY WISHED THEY HAD STAYED IN BED.

THIS IS THE VIEW FROM MY OWN BED AND LIKE I SAY - IT WAS COLD

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THE SCHEDULE WAS FOR ME TO GO FROM OTTAWA TO CHICAGO TO SAN FRANCISCO AND A TAXI TO THE HOTEL IN PACIFICA.

I KNEW FULL WELL THERE WOULD BE LOTS OF DELAYS & POSSIBLE RE-ROUTING, WHICH THERE WERE. THE TAXI RIDE WAS THE SCARIEST BIT.

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GONNA NEED SOME READING MATTER

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CHICAGO...

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SAN FRANCISCO ....

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AMAZINGLY I GOT TO THE HOTEL WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF THE SCHEDULED TIME.

THE HOTEL IS RIGHT ON THE BEACH AND BUILT TO LOOK LIKE A LIGHT-HOUSE. MAY EVEN BE A LIGHT-HOUSE FOR ALL I KNOW.
I COULD HEAR THE OCEAN GRINDING THE PEBBLES ON THE BEACH INCHES AWAY FROM MY HEAD.
OR SO IT SEEMED,

THE VIEW AT BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL ....

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THIS IS FEBRUARY AND THE WEATHER COULD BE BRISK IN CALIFORNIA, SO I DRESS UP WARM AND HEAD NORTH ....

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AND TURN TO HEAD SOUTH - I BORROW A DOG FOR A PHOTO......

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FROM THIS LADY WHO PAINTS PORTRAITS OF DOGS FOR A LIVING .....

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THIS IS A COMFORT .... OR NOT!

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NO TSUNAMI IN SIGHT SO I AM HEADING UP THE HILL ANYWAY

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ANOTHER DOG TO BORROW ...

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THAT'S HER GOING DOWN THE PATH ....

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LOTS OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE AROUND ROCKAWAY BEACH .. HERE IS HEATHER, STUDYING TO BE A MAP MAKER

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PACIFICA IS A GREAT LITTLE PLACE FOR A STOPOVER BUT YOU REALLY NEED A CAR TO GET ANYWHERE AWAY FROM THE BEACH.

NEW ZEALAND UP NEXT ...

AUCKLAND

Posted by hasbeen 07:33 Archived in USA Tagged san_francisco

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